Why was Jeff Franklin removed from his role as showrunner of Fuller House? A studio executive testifies that multiple female writers accused the TV veteran of boasting of orgies, denigrating female directors and expressing the wish that female staffers would get hysterectomies.
Jeff Franklin is gone as showrunner of Netflix’s Fuller House and Warner Bros. TV has declined to renew its overall deal with the TV veteran. According to multiple sources, the studio’s decision comes after it has received complaints about Franklin’s behavior in the writers’ room and on the set of the series, which is a sequel to the family-friendly “TGIF” sitcom Full House that was a staple of ABC’s schedule in the 1980s and ’90s.
Starting with its revival of the old ABC sitcom Fuller House today, the streaming service has lined up shows harking back to the ’80s and ’90s, meant for family watching.